10.30am
12 January 2018

Double combo

We are proud to announce that not one, but TWO books by CIA artists have made it onto the shortlist for the LBF Children’s Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. An amazing news forJill Calder & Aitch  and for us to see their hard work recognise. Crossing our fingers & good luck to both of you! 

10.30am
8 January 2018

Stay Cosy

Stay cosy and cheery this week with the warmth and fun of Uijung Kim. It looks like her characters are cooking up a bowl of somethin' hot!

 

Check out more of her work over here

10.30am
18 December 2017

You Got The Job

Jobs interview can be terrifying, we’ve all been there. We’ve all also heard 100 different ways of how we should behave to be the perfect candidate. 

“Just be yourself”, the number one tip often suggest by your beloved mum or the classic “Just wing it” from one of your lax sibling. But what if it was a real way to nail it ? The amazing Jonny Wan got commissioned by TED - his Art Deco inspired style was featured in an interview with Anthony Tjan explaining that “It’s not about whether or not you get the right answer, It’s about whether you can roll with the discomfort and work with me to solve a problem”

10.30am
11 December 2017

Which Masterpiece Are You ?

We are all works of art! “Our bodies might all differ in shape, and form, and frame, but think how dull the world would be if we were all the same…” Empowering and educative, this book written by Mark Sperring and Illustrated by the amazing Rose Blake, celebrates difference and diversity. We can get on board with this!

 

 

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
16 November 2017

Christmas Countdown

It’s feeling crisp as chilly as the Christmas spirit begins to creep in. If you’re in the mood for getting cosy, we’re here to help - Kerry Hyndman’s latest illustrated book “Let it Snow”, written by Anne Fine in collaboration with David Flicking Books is the perfect accompaniment to an evening in. So, get yourself by a fire and get hooked in a heart-warming tale!

Children illustration

10.30am
8 November 2017

Cosmetic Collage

With bundles of talent and oodles of endless witty quips MH Jeeves is one of our favourite cartoon illustrators around. She's incredibly modest and incredibly funny and always willing to share her personal persuits with us. Here we see her upcyling her makeup into humorous compositions. It's amazing what you can create with a mascara wand!

10.30am
3 November 2017

Story time!

The beautiful painterly illustrations by David De Las Heras captures the history and magic of an old circus poster. David’s artwork plunges us into an unscrupulous hunt of a man eating tiger. Set in Siberia, “Tiger” by Joel Dicker is a perfect short story to set us up for Winter! 

Painterly Illustration

10.30am
20 October 2017

Festive Adventures

The beautiful painterly work of traditional artist Carol Lawson has been commissioned for a re-license by Little Brown Book Group of the classic tales by E.Nesbitt. Her full covers can been spotted as a trilogy in her portfolio but we are sharing with you an untouched snowy scene filled with joy!

10.30am
28 September 2017

Cheery Chappies

We'd like to welcome Uijung Kim once more firmly into the fold. Isn't her illustration just the cheeriest thing you've ever seen? Lovely lettering and some pretty punchy patterns. Welcome Uijung, welcome thursday, welcome all to the ciablog. 

 

 

 

10.30am
19 September 2017

Prints For Sale!

A vivid reminder of Andy Singleton's magical paper crafting for Pottermore. You can buy your own limited edition and signed print from the pottermore website, get yours now!